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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

A Well Done Southern Mystery

This book is very well done. It's an excellent mystery, well written and well plotted, but it's also a book flavored with the South and all its uniqueness. Yet, there's nothing silly or fluffy about this story. It's grounded in a gritty mystery and multi-dimensional cha...
This book is very well done. It's an excellent mystery, well written and well plotted, but it's also a book flavored with the South and all its uniqueness. Yet, there's nothing silly or fluffy about this story. It's grounded in a gritty mystery and multi-dimensional characters. I highly recommend it!

posted by AndreasAttic on November 2, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Solid Debut Novel

This was a very slow start, but eventually took off. I didn't have any expectations for this book, and I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the plot and breadth of the story telling. However, that's not to say it was flawless.

Lisa Turner writes this story ...
This was a very slow start, but eventually took off. I didn't have any expectations for this book, and I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the plot and breadth of the story telling. However, that's not to say it was flawless.

Lisa Turner writes this story from different viewpoints, Billy the detective, Mercy the sister, and Buck the Judge, and Dexter the coroner. Because of that, I think it took me a little longer to warm up to the characters. Turner eventually settles on Billy as the central character, but I almost wish it was Mercy. While it would have made it harder to tell some of the meat and bones of the case, it would have given it more of an emotional pull. I found Mercy to be interesting, but perhaps a little underdeveloped.

The plot has lots of twists and turns and even surprised me a little, which is not easy to do. I won't divulge the end but I was impressed with the complexity of the plot. The devil is in the details, though, and there were many that need to be attend. Although, for the most part these details weren't central to the plot, they were distracting, for example the dog from the car accident with 30 stitches that is up moving around the next day or the slightly muddled section where the coroner goes investigating... The ending was solid and well resolved.

All in all, this was a solid debut novel from Lisa Turner, and I will be interested to see how her writing develops.

posted by Jenn-at-GirlsJustReading on October 7, 2010

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  • Posted November 2, 2010

    A Well Done Southern Mystery

    This book is very well done. It's an excellent mystery, well written and well plotted, but it's also a book flavored with the South and all its uniqueness. Yet, there's nothing silly or fluffy about this story. It's grounded in a gritty mystery and multi-dimensional characters. I highly recommend it!

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2010

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    ENJOYABLE AND ENTERTAINING

    In this compelling, suspense novel, A LITTLE DEATH IN DIXIE, set in Memphis. Tennessee, Detective Danny Able searches for the missing socialite, with whom he shares a past. There is wonderful insight into corruption and the world of law enforcement. The characters mysteriously seem to have something to hide. AN ENJOYABLE AND ENTERTAINING READ!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

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    Great read, very well paced. Finished it very quickly and would

    Great read, very well paced. Finished it very quickly and would recommend

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    My Full Recommendation - Great read from beginning to end

    This book held my interest from beginning to the end. I will definitely look for other books by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Great read!

    First time reading this author and wasn't disappointed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    A pretty good page turner!

    Lots of intrique, twists and turns.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    great read

    This book is entertaining with a great plot twist
    Page turning adventure that is hard to put down!
    I enjoyed it immensly and highly recommend it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    JW

    Couldn't put this book down. Loved all the twists and turns and couldn't wait to see what happened next. Looking forward to more mysteries centered around Billy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Very good, page turner

    This book is set in Memphis, and the atmosphere permeates the book. The story is gripping, from the first couple of pages to the last. I read it in 3 sittings over 24 hours, having a hard time getting my mind on anything else. It is a "whodunnit", so trying to guess how it was going to end just added to the enjoyment, and I doubt that many readers guessed correctly. Now, if Ms Turner would just write a few more like this one......

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    A great story! Looking forward to more from Lisa Turner.

    A great story! Looking forward to more from Lisa Turner.

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